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4 Ways to Make Your Apartment Look More Grown-Up July 21, 2020

Downtown Seattle, Seattle
4 Ways to Make Your Apartment Look More Grown-Up, Seattle, Washington

It can be challenging to transition your apartment decor from a young-adult style to a more grown-up look if you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, even minor alterations can make a significant impact on the look of your space. From picture frames to area rugs, here are a few tips on creating a more mature looking home. 

How to Give Your Apartment a More Sophisticated Look

1. Lighting

Harsh overhead lighting isn’t ideal for setting a relaxing tone, and it can also give your apartment a juvenile air. Invest in lamps to supplement overhead lighting around your home for a more sophisticated and inviting atmosphere. If you’re handy, consider changing out overhead fixtures for chicer designs. 

2. An Area Rug

Perhaps the floors in your apartment have seen better days. If so, a well-placed area rug can make quite an impact. Area rugs are also perfect for breaking up larger rooms, like in loft apartments. When choosing a rug, consider the colors and patterns of your existing furniture and fixtures to find the right match. 

3. Frame Pictures & Artwork

picture framesUsing picture frames for your posters and artwork prints is a smart idea when creating a more adult feel in your home. Unframed posters look informal, but a picture frame can make them look like fine works of art.

You can even look for old vintage photos at thrift stores and yard sales and have them framed. Framing also preserves the art you love for years to come.

4. New Bedding

Refreshing your linens is an excellent way to bring an air of maturity and domesticity to your apartment. Not only is this an opportunity to upgrade to more comfortable sheets, but it will also help your bedroom look organized. Be sure to get more than one set of sheets so you have a spare when laundry day rolls around. 


Having your pictures professionally framed will make a significant difference for your home decor. As the owner of Seattle Custom FramingMolly Boone-Jones is a certified framing specialist with more than two decades of experience. Her framing expertise ensures your favorite pictures and prints are presented beautifully and protected. Call (206) 838-7908 for more information on these King County, WA, framing specialists, or visit them online to learn more about their services. 

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